IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.
updated April 12, 2009

Allamakee Album
Waters family

George Waters (1787-1857) and Elizabeth (Smith) Waters (1792-1870) had seven children.
Sons George Sr. (1824-1887), Robert Sr. (1821-1911) and Samuel Sr. (1833-1926). Robert and Samuel lived on adjoining farms in Allamakee county. Daughter Elizabeth Waters Grafton (1816 - 1886) remained in Ireland when the family immigrated to America*. Daughters, Mary Waters Tully (1817-1908) and Ann Waters Murray (1829-1890), are buried in the Frankville cemetery, Winneshiek county. Still searching for another daughter, Sarah (1826-?). She is believed to have married a Miller in Pennsylvania.  ...... Darrel K. Waters

*Addendum added April 12, 2009: "Just this very day I have found the resting place of my ggg grandparents. My ggg-grandmother, Elizabeth Grafton nee Waters, is buried at an old iron ore mining town in the NW of England called Millom, Cumbria. All her brothers and sisters and her parents emigrated to the US but she went to England in 18?? with her husband and died in 1886. It would mean a great deal to us if you could change when she died in in the 'Allamakee Family Waters family' web site page." ....... from Martin Grafton


Robert Waters, SR

Robert Waters Sr. and Sara McCann (1826-1894) were the parents of Robert Herbert (1862-1950), George A. (1860-1950), Rosetta Waters Merrick (1864-1947), Elizabeth Waters Breese (1855-1941) and Mary Ella Waters Livingood (1858-1914).  Robert Herbert was better known as Herb Waters.  After Robert Sr. died Robert Herbert farmed the land, and that farm remained in the Waters name for 104 years and three generations.  George A. purchased the Samuel Waters Sr. farm in 1912. George A. Waters was married twice – his first wife was Martha Jaquis (1862-1888). They had two children: Robert Jaquis Waters (1886—1959) and Ralph Daniel Waters (1888-1918).  Ralph was the first service man killed in WWI from Allamakee county.  Martha died 10 days after Ralph was born.  George A.’s second wife was Emeline 'Emma' Jane  Munson. 

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The first home of Robert Waters SR. This house burned to the ground.
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Below: Close-up of people in this photo.
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Farm home of Robert Waters Sr & Robert Herbert 'Herb' Waters.
This home replaced the one pictured to the left.

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Close-up of the people in the above photo
R.H. Waters, Sara McCann Waters, George A. Waters, Elizabeth Waters & Robert Waters Sr

Robert Waters & Sara McCann Waters
Robert Waters & Sara (McCann) Waters

George A., Rosetta & Robert Herbert Waters c1940
3 of the Waters Siblings:
George A. Waters, Rosetta Waters Merrick & Robert Herbert 'Herb' Waters
circa 1940

Grand-children & Great-grandchildren of Robert Waters Sr. and Sara McCann

Children of Webster Clay Livingood (1858–1914) & Mary Ellen Waters: 

Rosetta (1883–1901); Fredrick (1888–1908); Burton 'Bert' (1890–1967); Wilber 'Pete' (1893–1933) and Hazel (1895–1916)

Livingood children
Livingood children ca1900

George M. Waters & Dorothy I. Walby
wedding photo, February 3, 1936

George M. Waters & Dorothy I. Walby wedding 1936
George M. Waters (1916-2003)
Dorothy I. Walby (1919-1989)

George M. was the grandson of George A. Waters & the son of Robert Jaquis Waters. Dorothy was the daughter of Alwin S. and Charlotte Walby.

~photos & notes were contributed by Darrel K. Waters from his personal collection (Darrel's email address is listed for 'Waters' in the Surname Registry)


Samuel Waters, SR

Samuel Waters Family 1913
Samuel Waters Family 1913

First Row L to R
John Wallace (1874-1964), William Jacob (1863-1939), George Everette (1861-1919), Samuel Sr. (1833-1926), Thomas Edward (1866-1919), Robert Berten (1869-1952), Samuel Jr. (1873-1956)

Back Row L to R
Calvin Henry (1881-1957), Catherine Ann (1871- 1964), Jennie Mae (1870-1960), Susan (1867-1967), Elizabeth (1864-1956), Christopher C. (1877-1961)

Family picture of the Samuel Waters' family taken in 1913. All of the children were born and raised in Ludlow township.

~Photo & notes contributed by Bill Waters from his personal collection (Bill's email address is listed under Waters in the Surname Registry)


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